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Dr Rodrigo Ledesma Aguilar

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

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I joined Northumbria as a Lecturer in Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2013.  I graduated as a Doctor in Physics from the University of Barcelona in 2009. I then moved to Oxford University as a Marie Curie Fellow in the department of Theoretical Physics. More recently, I worked as a postdoc in the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics.

My teaching interests lie in soft condensed matter physics: fluid mechanics, statistical physics, and mathematics.

Campus Address

Ellison Building



Qualifications

Physics PhD September 01 2004

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Apparent Contact Angles on Lubricant Impregnated Surfaces/SLIPS: From Superhydrophobicity to Electrowetting, McHale, G., Orme, B., Wells, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R. 19 Mar 2019, In: Langmuir
  • Droplet Retention and Shedding on Slippery Substrates, Orme, B., McHale, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R., Wells, G. 16 Jul 2019, In: Langmuir
  • Lattice-Boltzmann Simulations of Electrowetting Phenomena, Ledesma Aguilar, R., Ruiz Gutierrez, E. 9 Apr 2019, In: Langmuir
  • Leidenfrost heat engine, Agrawal, P., Wells, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R., McHale, G., Buchoux, A., Stokes, A., Sefiane, K. 15 Apr 2019, In: Applied Energy
  • Pinning-Free Evaporation of Sessile Droplets of Water from Solid Surfaces, Armstrong, S., McHale, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R., Wells, G. 26 Feb 2019, In: Langmuir
  • Snap evaporation of droplets on smooth topographies, Wells, G., Ruiz Gutiérrez, É., Ledesma Aguilar, R., Le Lirzin, Y., Nourry, A., Orme, B., Pradas, M. 11 Apr 2018, In: Nature Communications
  • Statics and Dynamics of Liquid Barrels in Wedge Geometries, Ruiz Gutierrez, E., Semprebon, C., McHale, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R. 10 May 2018, In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Drop transport and positioning on lubricant-impregnated surfaces, Guan, J., Ruiz-Gutierrez, E., Xu, B., McHale, G., Ledesma-Aguilar, R., Wells, G., Wood, D. 14 May 2017, In: Soft Matter
  • Energy invariance in capillary systems, Ruiz-Gutierrez, E., Guan, J., Xu, B., McHale, G., Wells, G., Ledesma-Aguilar, R. 26 May 2017, In: Physical Review Letters
  • Using evaporation to control capillary instabilities in micro-systems, Aguilar, R., Laghezza, G., Yeomans, J., Vella, D. 21 Dec 2017, In: Soft Matter

PGR Supervision

  • Hernán Barrio-Zhang Start: 01/06/2018
  • Elfego Ruiz Gutierrez Theoretical and computational modelling of wetting phenomena in smooth geometries Start: 10/11/2014


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